create faux letterhead for fax and pdf attachments.

Historically, I’ve created faux letterhead to be used when letters were to be sent via fax. More recently, they are used for letters to be sent as PDF attachments via email.

The reasoning behind this is to save money on pre-printed stationary letterhead. Economically, there’s no reason to print a letter on this expensive paper when the recipient will never actually touch it.

First, I re-create the content and format of a client’s pre-printed letterhead using the same fonts and layout as the printed version. The goal is that the recipients of these letters won’t notice a difference between the paper letters they receive from a firm via USPS and the letters they receive from the same firm via fax or email.
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free message notification: Bewitched Nose Twinkle

Bewitched Nose Twinkle“Bewitched Nose Twinkle”

The twinkle noise when Samantha twitches her nose on Bewitched.
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prevent editing in a Section of a MS Word template/document

Occasionally, I’ve needed to protect a portion of a Word template from accidental editing. There are many reasons to do this, but one example – the one I’ll be using in this particular #pragmaticcomputertip – is to protect the content and formatting of what I call “faux” letterhead. (Note: This tip applies to MS Word 2007 and later.)

Click HERE to read the previous #pragmaticcopmutertip about creating faux letterhead. After finalizing, it’s a good idea to to be protect that section of the form against accidental editing. Here’s how that’s done:

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free message notification: Lion King Circle of Life Opening Chant by Rafiki

Lion King Baby SimbaLion King Circle of Life Notification

Rafiki singing the opening chant of The Circle of Life. Great message notification…or an EXCELLENT alarm clock notification.
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free message notification: Kuzco saying “Bring it On.”

Emperor’s New Groove:

“Bring it On” Right click HERE to download.
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free ringtone: Goonies Intro Music

Goonies IntroGoonies Intro:

The first 29 Seconds of the Goonies Iconic Intro Music Right click HERE to download.

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free message notification: Yzma saying “brilliant! brilliant!  brilliant!”

Emperor’s New Groove:

“It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant I tell you! Genius, I say!” Right click HERE to download.
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free message notification: Yzma saying “a quick cup of coffee.”

Yzma KrunkEmperor’s New Groove:

“Dessert?” “And coffee.” “Alright. A quick cup of coffee.” Right click HERE to download.
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free message notification: Hocus Pocus “Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!”

Sarah Sanderson saying “Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!”

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A perfect message notification for Halloween!
Or any other creepy time of year.
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free downloadable Letterhead and Memo icons

After decades of allowing users to draw and edit tiny little toolbar icons using the built in icon editor of WordPerfect, the latest release – WordPerfect X7 – has replaced the “edit” button with an “import” button.

it’s a sad click-and-drag coloring day.

BUT. If you still have an older version of Wordperfect, don’t uninstall it! You can create and edit icons for import in WPx7.

Just create your masterpiece as usual, and then
1. Click the Copy button at the bottom of the WordPerfect icon editor
2. Open the Paint program that comes pre-installed on every Windows machine
3. Paste (CTRL+V for you keyboarders out there)
4. Click “Crop” in the toolbar (the pasted image should already be selected after pasting) and
5. Save the icon with the .png extension.

Then when you see that “import” button as you customize your WordPerfect x7 toolbar, you can import your custom creation. The image should be a 16 x 16 pixel .png image and icons created with previous versions of WordPerfect are exactly the right size.

Two icons that I used regularly over the years were for Letterhead forms and Internal Memo forms. Here are a few in different colors. Just right click to save the image.

iconlhblack

iconlhblue

iconlhgreen

iconlhorange

iconlhpink

iconlhpurple

iconlhred

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iconimemoblue

iconimemogreen

iconimemoorange

iconimemopink

iconimemopurple

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